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01/02/2013 at 12:21
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 Hi. I have a shrub boarder running the length of my fence apart from right near the end. Last year I had a plant pot with some flowers in it. This year i'd like to do something a bit more permanent. The depth is probably about a foot/foot and half. The shed door opens towards the plants. all ideas welcome

 

01/02/2013 at 12:23

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for some reason this pic didnt load. for ref this is the length of the fence and other plants in it.

01/02/2013 at 13:06

I would first remove another foot or so of turf-up to the brown paving slab at the bottom of the picture -try not to do straight lines- but curves-that opens up endless possibilities

Get some sort of support on the fence and grow some climbers

How much sun does that side get?

01/02/2013 at 13:19

agree. Pave in front of the shed so you can get in and out.

01/02/2013 at 18:31

I like those ideas, problem is if you can see the dog planter near the bottom in front of the first plant. it is covering some sort of manhole/drain thing so i cant expand further out as im not really sure whats under it

01/02/2013 at 18:35

Have a look, flush the loo, if water rushes down it's the sewer. But it will just be pipes, one going in, one going out. Shallow rooted plants won't affect it. 

01/02/2013 at 18:37

It is just a drain cover as far as I can seem-lift it see how deep it is- drains are not usually anywhere near the surface-it will also give you an idea what direction they run in

 

01/02/2013 at 19:01

cheers ill have to have a look. p.s in the summer it gets sun about half the day

01/02/2013 at 21:46

Make the bed a lovely sinuous curve, leaving space for shed door to open. Lay a hose pipe down to try out various shapes.

 

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